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TTT#589 Want to bring some changes to your classroom?
Why not join us on Youth Voices https://youthvoices.live and connect your students with their peers in their class, school, city, and across America? Youth Voices is hot right now! And we invite you to add your students! Find out more on Wednesday evening, ...
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Want to bring some changes to your classroom?

Why not join us on Youth Voices https://youthvoices.live and connect your students with their peers in their class, school, city, and across America?

Youth Voices is hot right now! And we invite you to add your students!

Find out more on Wednesday evening, September 26th at 8E/7C/6M/5P on Teachers TEaching Teachers https://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Chris Sloan's and Bryan Jeffries' students at Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, Utah https://youthvoices.live/judge have led the way with their first posts this year on such a variety of vital questions! These came just after Natalia Navarro's students at Ocean Cove High School in California https://youthvoices.live/ochs posted "Where I'm From" poems in Spanish. In between Nina Portugal's students at the Life Academy in Oakland, California https://youthvoices.live/lifeacademy commented on last year's "Shadow Boxes" https://www.youthvoices.live/category/craft-make/shadow-box/ with great attention and warmth https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?paged=3. Nina says that this year's introductions to her students would be coming soon!

We are looking for you to join us by having your students publish and comment on Youth Voices.

To get started all you have to do is to make a copy of this Google Sheet, complete your version of it, and share it with me. I'll have your students up and ready to comment and post on Youth Voices within hours. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FDwAl8i6Ai_nGzdLUY3x7QjpFR0VLx7rtxc3_2vylfA/edit?usp=sharing

Please let us know if you are planning to use Youth Voices this year, and what we can do to get things rolling.

Also -- plan to join us on Teachers Teaching Teachers on Wednesday, September 26 to talk more about what you are doing. Join us tomorrow evening at 8E/7C/6M/5P.

Let's connect!

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TTT#588 Conversation with Nicole Mirra about her new book, Educating for Empathy: What changes would you like to make?
We invite you to come talk with + Nicole Mirra @Nicole_Mirra about her new book, Educating for Empathy https://www.instagram.com/p/BmzB0guha7p/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1xbhbmootln4i on Wednesday night, September 19th at 8E/7C/6M/5P on Teachers Teac...
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We invite you to come talk with +Nicole Mirra @Nicole_Mirra about her new book, Educating for Empathy https://www.instagram.com/p/BmzB0guha7p/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1xbhbmootln4i on Wednesday night, September 19th at 8E/7C/6M/5P on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt (We'll post a link there for you to join us in the Hangout.)

+Christina Cantrill and I will get things started. We invite you to join in whether you are still waiting for the book to arrive, just started it, or finished it last week. In Educating for Empathy, Nicole pictures for us what an English classroom can be now when organized around "critical civic empathy." She uses this lens to re-consider the four legs of the stool of literacy teaching now: literature, debate, research, and connected learning -- adding a fifth leg: "Practicing What We Preach."

Here are a few of Dr. Mirra's questions that we will focus on tomorrow evening - Wed., Sept. 19 at 8E/7C/6M/5P. Perhaps these are your questions too as you plan your curriculum (and your civic action) this fall:

>> Consider the literature that you love to teach. How could these texts connect to current events and civic issues?

>> Consider a controversial social issue that relates to your curriculum. How could you go about historicizing this issue with your students in order to create the foundation for more empathetic debate?

>> What opportunities do you offer your students to be experts in your classroom? How might you introduce or expand these opportunities?

>> What is a new media tool that you would like to explore in order to tease out its potential pedagogical uses? How could you structure your own Genius Hour experimentation?

>> How would you characterize your level of civic engagement outside of the classroom? What relationship do you see between your civic engagement and your teaching practice?

Whether you are an old friend of Nicole Mira's (and there are a lot of us out there) or her work is new to you -- and these questions excite you! -- please plan to join the conversation by jumping into the Hangout tomorrow evening. We will post the link at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt.

WE WELCOME ALL to a conversation with NICOLE MIRRA on TTT, Wednesday evening, Sept. 19 at 8E/7C/6M/5P.

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TTT#587 Invitation to Connected Teaching with Dawn Reed and Chris Sloan: Youth Voices!
+ Dawn Reed @dawnreed and + Chris Sloan @csloan will be on TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt this week, Wed. night, Sept. 12 at 8E/7C/6M/5P. We want to welcome you to the Youth Voices community of teachers. I can't imagine two smarter, more committed, though...
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+Dawn Reed @dawnreed and +Chris Sloan @csloan will be on TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt this week, Wed. night, Sept. 12 at 8E/7C/6M/5P.
We want to welcome you to the Youth Voices community of teachers. I can't imagine two smarter, more committed, thoughtful, and experienced educators to point us all toward exciting and meaningful online experiences for youth!

Looking for something new for your classroom? Want to connect your students with conversations about their passions? Ready to jump into Youth Voices https://youthvoices.live?

Join for a "Welcome Back" / What's up with you and your students? conversation on Teachers Teaching Teachers tomorrow evening, Wednesday, September 12 at 8E/7C/6M/5P. Find the link to join us in a Hangout at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Another way to connect: Complete this short survey: "Invitation to Connected Teaching"
https://goo.gl/forms/HgXtnkkXXCfH2pv32
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Join a reading group for Nicole Mirra's new book, "Educating for Empathy"
I'm reading Nicole Mirra's new book, "Educating for Empathy," and I'm looking forward to having a conversation with her about "critical civic empathy" on Teachers Teaching Teachers, Wednesday evening, September 19th at 8E/7C/6M/5P. https://www.tcpress.com/e...
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I'm reading Nicole Mirra's new book, "Educating for Empathy," and I'm looking forward to having a conversation with her about "critical civic empathy" on Teachers Teaching Teachers, Wednesday evening, September 19th at 8E/7C/6M/5P. https://www.tcpress.com/educating-for-empathy-9780807759141?
Order your book now, and join us next Wednesday!
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